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October

Live Painting Demonstration

Type:
Educational
When:
7:30am - 9am, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
The Suites at Market Square M-6017
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Watch Artist, Linda Donohue, paint abstract seascapes and expressionist art with acrylics and a pallet knife.

Interior Design Summit (Oct 13) + IDS GRAM|MEs Curated Tour (Oct 14 - 16)

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 7pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
IHFC Ballroom A - Green Wing, 11th Floor
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Luxe Interiors + Design to discover best practices of top interior designers, including how to set & sell your fees, how to increase your profit, top trends, using Instagram to attract ideal clients, business transformation secrets, and much more. Keynote Speakers Lisa Kahn Allen (Lisa Kahn Designs) and Pam McNally (SANDOW) will encourage you to "Live Your Brand"​ and discuss "5 Digital Steps You Can Take Right Now". The Interior Design Summit (0.5 CEU) will be Fri, Oct 13, followed by a 3-day curated showroom experience​. Get stamps on your passport map to win one of several prizes - total prize value of $50,000! Visit www.interiordesignsummit.com for details & to register (early bird ends Aug 18).

Warehousing & Distribution Best Practices- Tips and Tactics to help Improve Warehouse Management

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 10am, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

John McCloskey, Profitability Consulting Group
Warehouse managers know all too well that the task of managing the operations for a warehouse facility is far from straightforward. John McCloskey has worked with top retailers across the country and will share the best practices that make these retailers run efficient, green and use their back end to make money for their businesses.
(TRACK: Operations)

Experience OmniVue® 3D Virtual Reality!

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 4pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Plaza Suites, 1st floor, 1-515
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Look through the lenses of the future in home furnishings product visualization. MicroD will have an OmniVue® 3D Virtual Reality Experience at High Point Market! With a NEW second location in Plaza Suites, 1st floor, 1-515, you'll witness the incredible power of 3D and how your customers can shop even more interactively. ​The Experience starts Friday, October 13th ​at ​1:00 pm through close of Market​.

Fashion Snoops Buyer's Guide and Trend Booth Pop-up

Type:
Educational
When:
10am - 12pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Lobby of 200 Steele, 200 Steele St. (Shuttle Stop: Red Line 17)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

If you were unable to join Fashion Snoops' Home Interiors Creative Director, Jaye Anna Mize, at her trend presentation on Friday, be sure to stop by the Fashion Snoops table to pick up your exclusive High Point Market Fashion Snoops Buyer's Guide. On Monday, from 10am - 12pm, the table will be located in the lobby of 200 Steele. Feel free to bring your questions to chat up the Fashion Snoops' trend team, as they will be on-site to discuss the spring 2018 trends and where to shop this season!

Destination Design - A Perfect Paradise? Navigating the Waters of Designing Offshore

Type:
Educational
When:
10am - 11am, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Working on a design project in the Bahamas sounded like a dream come true for this residential interior designer and confirmed beach addict. Join Cynthia and learn about the trials and tribulations of tackling a job offshore, without your support network and in a country that operates very differently than you what you are used to. There are a number of factors to consider when pitching jobs outside of your market. Hear about being a designer on a sand bar in the Bahamas and all of the hilarious moments as well as the retrospect of hind sight. Come and find out if Cynthia would do it again?! A question and answer segment will follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

Seasonal Design: How to Make Your Season Shine!

Type:
Educational
When:
10am - 11am, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join our trend leading designers as they discuss some of their favorite tips and secrets to designing for the seasons and holidays. Our diverse panel will include Shayla Copas of Shayla Copas interiors, Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter, retail design expert and author Bonnie MacKay and Chad James, designer and architectural consultant of the Chad James Group. A book signing event will follow the presentation. (0.1 CEU)

Minimize Overhead Costs & Negotiate Service Contracts Like a Pro

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Dan Schneider, SIB Fixed Cost Reduction
Basic overhead costs for services such as telecom, waste removal, utilities, and maintenance are unavoidable, but money tends to fall through the cracks because so little attention is paid to these areas. Service agreements and invoices often conceal costly overcharges, above-market rates, redundant services, and price increases that are rampant. Cost reduction expert Dan Schneider will share strategies for avoiding common pitfalls and give tips on negotiating contracts with vendors and service providers to create savings and prevent overspending from happening again.
(TRACK: Operations)

SELLINGreen, Widget Home Style

Type:
Educational
When:
11am - 12:30pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Union Square, E201
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

The Widget Home line provides opportunity for growing your business while it also contributes to the protection of the planet we share by emphasizing design with recycled and reclaimed materials. Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director and Resident Expert, points out features and teaches you how to use eco-attributes to drive traffic and close sales. Drawing on SFC’s own consumer research, learn to answer questions most commonly asked by customers, in simple and compelling ways. Get answers to the most common questions about environmental safety, and empower your sales team to build your brand, as well as a healthy future.

1 ceu IDCEC #CC-103186-1001

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Getting Your Stories Published... Strategies for a Digital Age

Type:
Educational
When:
12pm - 1pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

The media landscape is constantly evolving, and it is more important than ever to understand the opportunities to further the awareness of good design and the issues that are affecting our industry and world. Hear from a panel of leading design journalists and PR/social media experts, including Christine Abbate with Novita PR, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage and Jorge Arango of Not Necessarily Martha, Inc., who will share strategies and insider tips on getting your projects and stories published in an expanded range of print and digital outlets. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. (0.1 CEU)

Robin Baron and Steven Favreau: Find Your Voice. Find Your Brand!

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS 1-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Renowned designers, Robin Baron and Steven Favreau, have defined their careers with comprehensive brands that go beyond the expected. Their personas are informed by a powerful voice that filters through every aspect of their businesses. Whether through interior design, speaking engagements, television appearances, or manufacturing products, Robin and Steven have created a map to their competitive edge. What is YOUR voice? What is YOUR brand? Join Robin Baron and Steven Favreau for this interactive, fun, and exciting experience that will help you break out of your mold while discovering your unique voice, setting you apart from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

How to Effectively Use Tablets on the Sales Floor

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Richard White, NextGen Concepts Inc.
Bring your tablet to this interactive session to discuss common issues, different software, and best practices for sales people to be effective on the sales floor utilizing a tablet. You will leave this session with an all-inclusive plan and ready to implement immediately.
(TRACK: Sales/Sales Management)

Decorating with Unique Room Dividers

Type:
Educational
When:
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Exhibitor:
Screen Gems / Teton Home
Building:
Showplace, Floor 3
Showroom:
3433
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

How to create unique home decor outcome? Please join us to explore 20 simple and unique ways with unexpected excellent looks by using screens in different ways.

Hamilton Highlights Tour with Stacy Garcia

Type:
Educational
When:
1:30pm - 3pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Tour will leave from Alden Parkes Seminar Room - 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join forecasting and design expert Stacy Garcia, Creator of Stacy Garcia Inc. and Publisher of Life-Styled.net, on this intimate tour of the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. She will take you on a guided tour though her favorite finds of 200/320/330 North Hamilton, highlighting what’s new and innovative to design in each building. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

Suite Spot Tours with Commander In Chic™

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Tours will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Designers, bloggers and social media maestros not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they influence consumer demand tomorrow. To get a first-hand look at what trendsetters think is hot at High Point Market this fall, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with one of them. Join Natalie Reddell, owner of Commander In Chic™, as she takes you on a guided tour of her favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – the largest and only presentation of temporary exhibits and a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

DVS BONUS SESSION - How to Deliver Luxury Projects in Under 90 Days

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Denise McGaha will share how she developed her trademarked “Designing With a Deadline” business process, and how it changed her design business. She will share tips on how to implement project management tools, how to work with showrooms efficiently, and how to attract the type of clients you want. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. (0.1 CEU)

Podcasts + Instagram Stories: How To Tell Your Design POV with James Swan & Mugs Buckley

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Antique & Design Center Lecture Room - Mezzanine Level of Historic Market Square
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Award-winning interior designer, author and renowned podcaster, James Swan and Chairish’s Mugs Buckley will share don’t-miss tips on how designers can share their story, design POV and experiences through podcasting and Instagram Stories. Learn how to get started, ways to create memorable content, how best to promote your content, and the pitfalls to avoid.

How to Deliver Luxury Projects in Under 90 Days

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Denise McGaha will share how she developed her trademarked “Designing With a Deadline” business process, and how it changed her design business. She will share tips on how to implement project management tools, how to work with showrooms efficiently, and how to attract the type of clients you want.

Captivate, A 2018 Color Forecast

Type:
Educational
When:
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

In 2018, we look to four stories of color that will Diverge to new worlds and virtual realities; and then navigate to Boundless spirit and energetic hues. Colors will synthesize in exotic combinations of what’s organic and robotic; and finally we will take a moment of pause, and set an Intention for color that is restful to the mind and body. This course will take you further than explored before - and look at color in the built environment for 2018 and beyond. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

Making a Memorable Customer Experience

Type:
Educational
When:
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Ryan Lindsley, eSTORIS
It’s no secret today's consumers are tech-savvy. In fact, 80% of the US population has made an online purchase. This means it is increasingly important for your business to stay relevant to consumers with an eCommerce presence. Even further, the technology that you offer in store can make a significant impact to the customer journey. Learn why integrating your in-store experience with your eCommerce initiatives can benefit your business.
(TRACK: eCommerce)

Creating Seasoned Style with HGTV’s Tiffany Brooks and Nancy Fire

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 5:30pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Bassett Furniture Theatre, IHFC, C1000
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

HGTV host and designer Tiffany Brooks will share her favorite design moments alongside HGTV’s Design Director Nancy Fire. They will discuss trending colors, patterns, styles and their favorite highlights from the HGTV HOME Design Studio. Sponsored by HGTV HOME, Bassett Furniture and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

SELLINGreen, Southern Furniture Style -Sustainable Furnishings Council

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Exhibitor:
Southern Furniture Co Inc
Showroom:
205 Model Farm Rd.
Bustop:
0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Southern Furniture Company has been producing premium quality, well priced upholstery for 90 years, and continues to keep handcraft traditions alive right here in NC. Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director and resident expert, will point out features of the line and teach you how to use eco-attributes to drive traffic and close sales. Drawing on SFC’s consumer research, learn to answer questions most commonly asked by customers, in simple and compelling ways, whether you’re selling upholstery, case goods, accessories or all of these. Get answers to the most common questions about environmental safety, and empower your sales team to build your brand, as well as a healthy future. Shuttle transportation provided. 1 ceu IDCEC 103186-1001

SELLINGreen, Southern Furniture Style

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
205 Model Farm Road High Point, NC 27263
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Southern Furniture Company has been producing premium quality, well priced upholstery for 90 years, and continues to keep handcraft traditions alive right here in NC. Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director and resident expert provides will point out features of the line and teach you how to use eco-attributes to drive traffic and close sales. Drawing on SFC’s consumer research, learn to answer questions most commonly asked by customers, in simple and compelling ways, whether you’re selling upholstery, case goods, accessories or all of these. Get answers to the most common questions about environmental safety, and empower your sales team to build your brand, as well as a healthy future. Shuttle transportation provided. 1 ceu IDCEC 103186-1001

Learn the Color Wheel with Confidence

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Learn the Color Wheel with Confidence
Margie Kyle, We Make Color Easy, The Color Doctor
If you wiggle with your color selections, your clients won’t buy a thing. The Color Doctor will give you over 25,000 no mistake Dewey color combinations to use with confidence. Discover when to use the 7 different color schemes: Complement, Split Complement, Triadic, Analogous, Diad, Tetrad and Monochromatic, plus, the introduction of Achromatic shades in each of the color schemes and Color Language-the meaning of each color. “The Color Doctor” will show you how to use the color wheel in new and exciting ways.
(TRACK: Interior Design)

Smart Home is Coming Home – Are You Ready?

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Mon. Oct. 16
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

A thought provoking presentation on the future of smart home and the impact of its evolution on nontraditional players including interior designers, product designers, and home-goods retailers. Innovation in smart design is changing the very fabric of our built environments. As smart gadgets become smart furniture and smart home just becomes "home", it's time to get involved. Let's talk about what's in it for you and how to get started. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and CUR8.